I am a Canadian artist based in Ottawa, primarily focusing on painting, engaging in investigative drawing and photography as complementary processes. My academic journey encompasses visual arts studies at the Ottawa School of Art, Algonquin College, and York University. Driven by a lifelong commitment to learning, I am continuing Fine Arts studies at the University of Ottawa. I have been honoured with various awards and scholarships for my endeavors.
Inspired by exploring transformative experiences inherent to the human condition, my abstract works weave threads of vulnerability, resilience, and transformation. I delve into these concepts from personal and universal perspectives, driven by a deep curiosity about human nature, the unconscious, and the interplay between physiological and psychological aspects of memory. My artistic practice includes reflection on life-altering memories, focusing on the profound connection between mind, body, and identity. I explore how memories manifest as disruptors, shaping our existence.
Paintings are intuitively created through abstract mark-making and incidental actions, resulting in ambiguous biomorphic shapes and calligraphic lines that allude to the body and the memory of movement. Imagined spaces are evoked through relationships between color, form, gesture, and enigmatic references to the familiar. Saturated hues, animated forms, and an action-filled process contribute to the work's dynamic movement and dramatic quality. My approach alternates between spontaneous gestures and controlled lines, embodying a metaphorical tension and delicate balance between destabilizing forces and containment.